It's fair to say that an uncensored range of emotions may spark after watching this downright fantastic trailer for the long-delayed Aussie horror, The Loved Ones.
Premiering at SXSW (a film festival focusing on the talents of new, talented directors), The Loved Ones is written and directed by Sean Byrne and stars hot new talents including Xavier Samuel (starring as we speak in the hotly anticipated vampire sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Robin McLeavy and Victoria Thaine.
The film centers around Brent (Samuel), a boy whose tragic life involving the death of his father is drawn out once Lola, a seemingly innocent girl, asks him to the school dance. Once he rejects her, Lola's father kidnaps Brent and forces him in a macabre, disturbing set of events involving a faux disco ball, copious amounts of pink glitter and a few deadly household devices which, unfortunately, thrusts Brent as the night's real entertainment.
Without a single doubt, the trailer is one of the most impressive of the year. Boasting an unarguably fun, fresh and superbly grim horror.